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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 13, 2011 7:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for the Ladies

Well I don't know as I wasn't around then. There may be a sexist component. But it wouldn't have been nearly as strong if she hadn't sounded so awful sometimes.

Don't get me wrong - I like Donna. Just not with the Dead - that just wasn't really meant to be. With JGB it was like she was a completely different singer. I would still go see her now. I like her kind of music.

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Poster: Krazy4Connie Date: Sep 13, 2011 7:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for the Ladies

I've been thinking about that also. Donna will be playing down here in SoCal in a couple of weeks. I was thinking about going.

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Poster: davebigdaddy Date: Sep 13, 2011 9:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for the Ladies

I think you need to go see Donna, K4C. She did some amazing stuff with JGB. Not so much when trying to harmonize with Bob(I never sang on pitch) Weir.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Sep 14, 2011 11:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for the Ladies

"She did some amazing stuff with JGB. Not so much when trying to harmonize with Bob(I never sang on pitch) Weir. "

No more phone calls, please. We have a winner.

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Poster: deadmax Date: Sep 14, 2011 5:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for the Ladies

I saw her in Jackson Mississippi about 2 years ago and really loved it. She and the band were great. I think you should definitely go see them and all misconceptions will be laid to rest.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Sep 16, 2011 8:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for the Ladies

Deadmax,

What were you doing in Jackson, Miss.? You don't live down here, do ya?

TOOTMO

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Poster: deadmax Date: Sep 16, 2011 12:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for the Ladies

Yes I do.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Sep 20, 2011 8:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for the Ladies

Well, then you and DeadATL will get an advanced copy of my magnus opus essay: "Dead in Dixie". Right now, I'm still at the brainstorming stage of plannning for a time when I'll have the time to consider a rough draft of an outline of my initial rough draft of my thesis statement.
Here's a review from one of our own:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-12-19.aud-sony.wagner.19507.sbeok.flacf

- January 28, 2006

"Subject: i guess this aint 2 bad
Not a fan of aud/microphone recordings at all..... But this sounds very good ....aint the best show performance wise but pretty solid..... But all things considered a nice download...... But I think that is why Phil is all for the sbds.....cause that way he can be heard too.....to me the low end /bass seems lost on most of the auds.....but any way that's the ratbobs fault....."

Will keep you updated,
TOOTMO

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Sep 14, 2011 10:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for the Ladies

How was she a completely different singer?

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 14, 2011 10:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for the Ladies

I don't know how to explain it, listen to some JGB. She's always right with the program and sounds great. With the Dead, she had her moments, but often she was ... problematic. Listening to JGB, you never cringe when you hear Donna, she is perfectly integrated and she has a lovely voice.

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Sep 14, 2011 11:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for the Ladies

well there you go and I think your right for the most part.At times Donna just sounded out of place and it did not fit .Some call it caterwalling ,what ever it was it wasn't backup singing.I thought she had a Muscel Shoals Studio southern type of singing background which really did not come out. To me she was Yoko Ono lite.

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Sep 15, 2011 12:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for the Ladies

the JGB was, after the mid 70's a band featuring female backup vocals. It was an integral part of the music. I play in a JGB styled band and we have two female vocalists, it is a large part of the JGB "sound" IMO. The Dead, not so much. She just didn't fit the big stadium rock style. JGB was rootsy, gospel, R&B, mostly very small settings (Keystone Berkley). The female backup vocals on Gommorah are chilling. We focused on getting that sound in our band...called Little Sense.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 14, 2011 10:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Question for the Ladies

http://www.archive.org/post/179482/some-love-for-donna-on-valentines

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